CIF calls on SMEs to think safety to reduce workplace accidents

Fri, Aug 19, 2016

The Construction Industry Federation has launched its annual construction safety week campaign this week and called on all construction companies to set aside time to reemphasise the importance of safety to their employees with a view to further reducing workplace accidents.

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Mayo Technology for Business Seminar

Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Can technology help your business? Do you run a business, but would like to work smarter and reduce costs? Mayo Ideas Lab is hosting the Mayo Technology for Business Seminar in Mulranny Park Hotel on Thursday, August 25. 

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Enterprise Ireland €200k feasibility fund to support next generation of agri-business in Ireland

Fri, Aug 19, 2016

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, recently launched a new Enterprise Ireland Competitive Feasibility Fund for agri-businesses. The fund, which can provide up to €25,000 per initiative, is aimed at stimulating innovative start-ups and creating jobs and growth in the agri-business sector.

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Local Woodie’s store launches Heroes Campaign to raise funds for brave children

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Woodie’s in Castlebar has launched its 2016 Heroes Campaign, as part of a nationwide campaign to raise much needed funds for Ireland’s major children’s charities. In partnership with Make a Wish Ireland along with Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Jack and Jill and Irish Autism Action, Woodie’s hopes to raise €200,000 over four weeks.

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Calling all Mayo business women for Enterprise Ireland International Business Women’s Conference

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

The countdown is on to the second annual Enterprise Ireland International Business Women’s Conference. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Rose of Tralee International Festival on Monday August 22 at the Brandon Hotel, Tralee, in County Kerry.

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Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards now open for entries

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Entries are now being sought throughout the country for the 2016 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards held in association with ESB. These annual awards are chosen and presented by the 23,000-strong membership organisation in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills through their work

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JFC Marine winner of the 'Excellence in Marine Technology'

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

JFC Marine was awarded the 'Excellence in Marine Technology Award' for its range of floating aids at the Marine Industry Awards. In association with SeaFest, the award ceremony provides a voice for the individuals and companies that play a significant role in the growth and development of the industry in Ireland, while recognising the key functions within the industry that promote growth and sustainability.

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Retail sales growth rate flat for quarter two

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

The Grant Thornton REI Q2 Retail Productivity Review of retail sales paints a concerning picture as industry growth rates continue to flatline. Some sectors performed well, while others experienced like for like declines. The clement spell of weather in late May and early June helped agri and garden which saw over nine per cent growth for the quarter.

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Ulster Bank launches ‘Switching Saturdays’ to attract new customers

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Ulster Bank has announced that it is to host ‘Switching Saturdays’ to help new customers switch their accounts to Ulster Bank. The Ulster Bank current account has just a €4 monthly maintenance fee for customers with no day-to-day transaction fees. The new ‘Switching Saturdays’ service is part of Ulster Bank’s commitment to offer help for what matters to all customers, both new and existing.

Potential customers who are looking to switch bank accounts can avail of these ‘Switching Saturdays’ where Ulster Bank staff will be on hand to help make switching easy. Existing customers can also lodge and withdraw cash, collect foreign currency and make appointments to discuss finance options all on a Saturday. Twenty four of the bank’s branches across the country are open from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

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Aurivo elects chairman and vice chairman

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

The board of Aurivo Co-operative Society has this week elected its chairman and vice chairman for 2016/18. Pat Duffy was elected as the chairman of the co-operative and Raymond Barlow was elected vice chairman. Pat Duffy is a dairy farmer from Gortletteragh, Leitrim. He holds a diploma in corporate direction (food business) from UCC and has been a member of the Aurivo board since 2002, serving as vice chairman for six years from 2008 to 2014. Raymond Barlow is also a dairy farmer and is from Riverstown, Sligo. Mr Barlow joined the Aurivo board in 2014.

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New EU deal is great news for Mayo dairy farmers — Mulherin

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Mayo based Fine Gael Seanad Spokesperson for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Senator Michelle Mulherin, has said that a new EU deal worth €11.1 million to Ireland is great news for Mayo dairy farmers.

Senator Mulherin said: “A new aid package for the EU agriculture sector, with particular emphasis on the dairy sector, has been agreed at €500m on an EU wide basis. Ireland is to receive €11.1 million in the package which is great news for Mayo dairy farmers.

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Enda Kenny launches Home Instead Senior Care in Mayo

Fri, Jul 15, 2016

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, was on hand in in Castlebar to celebrate the opening of the 22nd Home Instead Senior Care franchise office in Ireland. Home Instead Senior Care is the largest national and global home care provider and enables older people to maintain their independence and live at home for longer than otherwise possible.

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